I guarentee people are going to think this is so much better though.
Not really, Carolina fans couldn't get through their heads that people were making fun of the timing of the Skinner contract rather than the contract itself.
This one is the same timing and you can say Hall's had injuries but not a concussion and he's a 1st pick plus it buys three rather than two yrs of UFA. It's not a bargain or anything but this one seems more fair and the timing is fine. And when I say it's not a bargain, I mean that he would have gotten $6 M if he had signed at the end of next year as well because I doubt he has a 90 pt season and demands more than that next yr if he was an RFA then.
Not at all. Hall has been unlucky with a few of his injuries so far. He has the ability to be a 35g-45a guy going forward, and that is a little conservative IMO.
He is the heart and soul of the team. Something is missing when he's not in the line-up... that drive and determination and will to win. Eberle and RNH are amazing but Hall just has that extra intangible.